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Just when I thought Dr. Oz couldn’t go any lower, he proves me wrong—with astrology!

I haven’t written much about Dr. Mehmet Oz and his promotion of pseudoscience lately—or even paid that much attention to him. Unfortunately, this week, that changed as Dr. Oz went all in for astrology. Yes, astrology. The backlash was epic.

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Homeopathy Medicine Quackery

Vibrations. It’s always vibrations. And homeopathy. Thanks to “Dr.” William Edwin Gray III.

The woo of homeopathy never ceases to amaze Orac. This time around, “Dr.” William Edwin Gray III has produced some truly spectacular homeopathic vibrational woo.

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Homeopathy Naturopathy Quackery

“Dr.” Raphael Nyarkotey Obu: Another example showing quackery’s the same all over the world

Orac has Google Alerts set up for various subjects, such as alternative medicine. This time around, it was a Google Alert that introduced him to “Dr.” Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, who shows how quackery is the same all over the world, including in Ghana.

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Homeopathy Medicine Naturopathy Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

An unholy combination of methodolatry and quackery apologia—with jade eggs

Meet Dr. Jason Fung. Dr. Fung is unhappy with skeptics and thinks they’re hypocrites behaving like religious fanatics. Unfortunately for him, his arguments are a combination of the worst methodolatry of evidence-based medicine combined with rants against conventional medicine and a defense of quackery.

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Homeopathy Medicine Naturopathy

The British Columbia College of Naturopathic Physicians investigates naturopaths using CEASE therapy on autistic children

Naturopathy is quackery. If you doubt this, consider that you can’t have naturopathy without homeopathy. What’s even worse is when naturopaths subject autistic children to quackery like CEASE therapy. Expecting any naturopathic regulatory board to investigate quackery in naturopathy is the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse.